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Aqua Seafood & Steak pays back wages for overtime violations

Posted: 12:16 PM, Aug 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-08 12:16:22-04

NAPLES, FL – The Naples restaurant,   Aqua Seafood & Steak , paid $35,942 in back wages and liquidated damages to 15 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD ) investigation found they violated overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) .

WHD investigators determined the restaurant paid 15 employees at straight-time rates regardless of the number of hours they worked, failing to pay overtime when employees worked more than 40 hours in a workweek. Additionally, the restaurant paid some employees off the books and failed to record hours for another employee, resulting in recordkeeping violations.